Background and activities

Kaveh Niayesh (1971) is a Professor at the Department of Electric Power Engineering. He has a BSc and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran, and a Ph.D. also in Electrical Engineering from RWTH University, Aachen, Germany. Professor Niayesh belongs to the research group for High Voltage Technology.

Research Interests

His research interests are mainly in the broad field of high voltage and switchgear technology; specifically on current interruption in power switching devices in AC and DC power networks, new materials for high voltage insulation and for high current interruption, Breakdown and aging behavior of insulation materials exposed to HVDC and repetitive fast impulses, Diagnostic and condition assessment of power switchgear as well as High voltage and High current test and measurement techniques.

Work Experience

  • 2015- Professor, NTNU, Dept. of Electric Power Engineering
  • 2014-2015 Principal engineer, ABB Medium Voltage, Ratingen, Germany
  • 2009-2014 Associate Professor, University of Teheran, Iran
  • 2012-2014 Sabbatical leave, Alexander von Humboldt experienced scientist, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
  • 2008 Manager, Basic Research Department, AREVA T&D, Regensburg, Germany
  • 2005-2008 Assistant Professor, University of Teheran, Iran
  • 2003-2005 Principal Scientist, ABB Corporate Research, Baden -Dättwil, Switzerland
  • 2001-2003 Scientist, ABB Corporate Research, Baden – Dättwil, Switzerland
  • 1997-2001 Research assistant, Institut für Allgemeine Elektrotechnik und Hochspannungstechnik, RWTH – Aachen, Germany

Board/Council work

  • Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery
  • Vice chair of IEEE Norway section (since 01.2016)
  • IEEE Senior Member ( since Nov. 2008)
  • Technical Advisor, NUVENTURA (since Oct. 2017)
  • Head of Power Engineering Department, University of Tehran, Iran (01.2010 – 06.2012)
  • Member of International Society on Pulsed Power Applications
  • Member of the editorial board, International Journal of Electric Power Generation, Transmission and distribution Researches
  • Member of the editorial board, Journal of applied electromagnetic (in Persian)

Professor Niayesh has over 120 publications and 14 patents.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Books

Part of book/report

  • Abid, Fahim; Niayesh, Kaveh; Støa-Aanensen, Nina Sasaki. (2020) Arc Voltage Distribution Measurement in Tube Constricted Ultrahigh-Pressure Nitrogen Arc. Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering.
  • Abid, Fahim; Niayesh, Kaveh; Thimmappa, Shashidhara Basavapura; Espedal, Camilla; Støa-Aanensen, Nina Sasaki. (2020) Thermal interruption performance of ultrahigh-pressure free-burning nitrogen arc. Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering.
  • Abid, Fahim; Niayesh, Kaveh; Støa-Aanensen, Nina Sasaki. (2019) Post-arc Dielectric Recovery Characteristics of Free-burning Ultrahigh-Pressure Nitrogen Arc. 2019 5th International Conference on Electric Power Equipment - Switching Technology - ICEPE-ST 2019.
  • Abid, Fahim; Niayesh, Kaveh; Støa-Aanensen, Nina Sasaki; Jonsson, Erik; Runde, Magne. (2018) Arc voltage measurements of ultrahigh pressure nitrogen Arcs in cylindrical tubes. Proceedings of the XXIInd International Conference on Gas Discharges and their Applications, 2nd-7nd September 2018, Novi Sad, Serbia.
  • Arab Baferani, Mohammadreza; Rostaghi Chalaki, Mojtaba; Fahimi, Navid; Shayegani Akmal, Amir Abbas; Niayesh, Kaveh. (2018) A novel arrangement for improving three phase saturated-core fault current limiter (SCFCL). 2018 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference TPEC.
  • Feet, Odd Christian; Mauseth, Frank; Niayesh, Kaveh. (2018) Influence of Surface Roughness on Breakdown in Air Gaps at Atmospheric Pressure under Lightning Impulse. 2018 IEEE International Conference on High Voltage Engineering and Application - ICHVE 2018.
  • Jabs, Philipp; Niayesh, Kaveh; Støa-Aanensen, Nina Sasaki. (2018) Short-Circuit making of medium voltage load break switches using a grid Connected test circuit. 2018 IEEE International Conference on High Voltage Engineering and Application - ICHVE 2018.